Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Throw on the Towel
Towelling Clothes for Serious Inaction
Orlebar Brown have added more items to their towelling clothing range with the Tavish (above) — the result of a collaboration with Rake magazine. Tavish is a towel jacket with white piping and all the accoutrements of a standard summer jacket - buggy lining, sleeve buttons, patch pockets - but it's made from towelling. Sophisticated with a dash of decadence or should that be with other way around? They say we English regard sophistication as decadence anyway.
Have you worn clothes made from towelling? Do try it. My first time was on a trip to Biarritz where I found a shop selling vintage beach clothes. I bought a navy towelling polo shirt that had red and white stripes on the sleeves and hem — so very comfortable. Gone but not forgotten.
Since that time, towelling has always played a part where beaches were involved. And Orlebar Brown have been the supplier of choice in recent years.
Here we see Orlebar Brown shirts and shorts primed and ready for serious inaction. They look like they want Tavish to join them.